Be a part of the future of film and media production with our specialist pathway course. Our course will provide you with the skills to work in your desired field, whether you have a passion for advertising promotion, a flair for music, an enthusiasm for experimental film, or you want to master behind the scenes technology.
Join us and you’ll learn how to research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot, edit and promote your own creative portfolio of short films. You’ll also develop professional skills in areas such as camera operation, sound recording, documentary film making, art direction, editing, sound design and post-production.
During your second and third years we provide you with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of specialism subjects within different pathways of study should or, if you prefer, you can combine specialism subjects for a broader study of film and media production.
You can choose to specialise in the following pathways:
Learn to corner the market in a customer and client facing film production industry. This pathway will focus on filmmaking for brief and client management and the understanding of the advertising, music video and commercial areas of filmmaking, while developing your skills with the latest industry-grade production technology and methods, resulting in a portfolio of promotional film.
Experimental Film Production
Express your creative side in experimental film production. Learn to develop, create and produce different forms of film and media using professional equipment and film making techniques. This pathway is art & design focused, rewarding creativity and individuality and broad knowledge and skillset to launch a career in a variety of different industries.
Specialise in the production of music video, and develop the knowledge needed to survive and thrive in a client-filmmaker based career. Learn to explore and produce informative, intriguing, creative, and innovative, solutions to problem solving in filmmaking, and enhance your communication skills to effectively climb the industry ladder. This pathway will prepare you for delivering content for local musicians and events, and engaging with musicians, locally, nationally and internationally to make cutting edge music video content.
Focus on the practical use and theory of production technologies, including the application of camera and lighting technology, studio and location-based production, sound recording and mixing, idea and script development, and post-production including editing, grading and graphics. You will have the opportunity during this pathway to produce short fiction or factual films, long form and feature fiction and factual films, Interactive VR and AR projects, product design and leave with a portfolio, as well as an advanced technical skillset.
Whatever path you choose, you'll enrich your academic and practical studies by attending field trips to art galleries, film screenings and leading film festivals - in the UK and abroad. You'll also visit some of the UK's leading production facilities and attend residential trips to shoot films on location.
In the last 40 years many students have graduated from our film and media production courses and have gone to work in the industry in productions as well-known as James Bond, Harry Potter, The Avengers and EastEnders. Alongside visits from successful alumni, we also regularly host industry practitioners, who come to give talks and feedback to the students from around the world from award winning film directors to editors in natural history film production.